Vasilije (Kostić) of Žiča

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His Grace the Right Reverend Dr. Vasilije (Kostić) (Serbian: епископ др Василије (Костић)) was the Serbian Orthodox bishop of Banja Luka from 1947 to 1961 and of Žiča from 1961 to 1978.

He obtained his doctorate in theology in Athens, graduating in 1940. Holy Assembly of Bishops of Serbian Orthodox Church elected him Bishop of Banja Luka during its first post-World War II session. He was consecrated by Patriarch Gavrilo and two other bishops. As the communist regime gave him a lot of trouble, the Holy Assembly of Bishops transferred him on See of Žiča in 1961. THere he succeeded newly elected Patriarch German as Bishop of Žiča. Bishop Vasilije was pupil of St. Nikolaj of Žiča. He died in 1978.

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Vasilije (Kostić) of Žiča
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St. Platon
Bishop of Banja Luka
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